Battery running at double power, double blade speed.

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My mower suddenly began running at a very high speed (an almost frightening high speed) which ran the battery down quickly. The noise level also reached something more like a gas powered mower. When the battery discharged while trying to mow, I attempted to remove it, but it would not disengage. In fact, the button used to disengage the battery also failed, rocking forward and out of position so that it would only raise the battery a fraction of the usual amount. Now the mower is useless. What to do?
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Lewis Bagby

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  • frustrated and a bit freaked out.

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Which model of mower? How old is the mower? Now that things have cooled down have you tried getting the battery out again? Sounds like maybe a call to EGO CS is in order.
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The mower is two years old. I just tried to get the battery out again, but it is definitely stuck in there.
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Wow that is insane.

You can get the battery out if you use a small tool to force the disengage lever touching the battery back.

Push battery down to take pressure off of the latch. Then slide a piece of thin metal like a butter knife between the battery and the battery housing right in the middle. You should be able to pry the battery out.

DO NOT BEND HARD. DO NOT JAM IN. BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THE CONTACYS ARE NEAR THAT SPOT.